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Unknown Slugs

Posted by ayesha on 26/1/2011 at 14:03 TF writer

While out doing a spot of filming we saw these slugs. We've never seen them before and they were quite spectacular. Does anyone know what they are ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuBFUG6874k

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Posted by wanderingcat on 26/1/2011 at 14:49

video bit blur...but might be nudibranchs. quite a number of very colourful ones found in the waters off Singapore. some can be quite toxic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudibranch
http://theblogmonetizer.blogspot.com/2010/04/colourful-underwater-world-of.html

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Posted by ayesha on 26/1/2011 at 15:17 TF writer

I posted it to my Facebook group too and someone has just come back to me and said that they are Sea Hares.....I think thats right .....

Really funky to see.... and they were really speedy too !

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Posted by wanderingcat on 26/1/2011 at 15:23

yes seems more like sea hares:
http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/mollusca/nudiharesac.htm

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